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February 13, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the 10th day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in 1973, but Egyptian President Anwar Sadat already had decreed that his soldiers would be exempt from the fast as they prepared to launch a daring drive across the Suez Canal into the Sinai Desert. The president was more than a little discomfited when he strode into the operations room before the first strike and found his senior commanders fasting. The operation, he sternly warned, needed their full concentration.
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December 27, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A professor at King Abdulaziz University was giving a lesson last month on politics and activism, terrorism and tolerance. The recent killing of Egyptian secularist author Farag Foda by Islamic extremists came up. "I said, 'It's one thing for Palestinians to kill Jews, or even for Palestinians to kill Arab collaborators, but Egyptians killing Egyptians? How can you justify the killing of Farag Foda?' " he recalled. "One student raised his hand and said, 'He wrote an article criticizing Islam.
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August 4, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia, the petroleum powerhouse that for years has dominated policy-making within the Middle East, suddenly may have to answer to Iraq in everything from oil pricing and production policies to foreign relations--with or without any new military aggression by the Iraqis, regional experts fear.
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October 22, 1991 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. defense officials, disappointed at the slow pace of negotiations with Saudi Arabia over the storage of American military hardware in the desert kingdom, are preparing to return the tanks and other gear to the United States unless an agreement is reached soon. Officials traveling with Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said the Saudis are balking at the creation of a large U.S. military depot there because of divisions within the Saudi royal family.
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December 27, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A professor at King Abdulaziz University was giving a lesson last month on politics and activism, terrorism and tolerance. The recent killing of Egyptian secularist author Farag Foda by Islamic extremists came up. "I said, 'It's one thing for Palestinians to kill Jews, or even for Palestinians to kill Arab collaborators, but Egyptians killing Egyptians? How can you justify the killing of Farag Foda?' " he recalled. "One student raised his hand and said, 'He wrote an article criticizing Islam.
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October 22, 1991 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. defense officials, disappointed at the slow pace of negotiations with Saudi Arabia over the storage of American military hardware in the desert kingdom, are preparing to return the tanks and other gear to the United States unless an agreement is reached soon. Officials traveling with Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said the Saudis are balking at the creation of a large U.S. military depot there because of divisions within the Saudi royal family.
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November 10, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With pressure for democratic reform mounting in the monarchies of the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia's King Fahd has announced that the kingdom is preparing to resurrect a national consultative assembly. The assembly--which would probably be appointed at first but eventually chosen by national election--would for the first time in recent years give Saudi Arabia's increasingly restless intelligentsia and business community an official place in government decision-making.
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February 13, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the 10th day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in 1973, but Egyptian President Anwar Sadat already had decreed that his soldiers would be exempt from the fast as they prepared to launch a daring drive across the Suez Canal into the Sinai Desert. The president was more than a little discomfited when he strode into the operations room before the first strike and found his senior commanders fasting. The operation, he sternly warned, needed their full concentration.
NEWS
November 10, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With pressure for democratic reform mounting in the monarchies of the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia's King Fahd has announced that the kingdom is preparing to resurrect a national consultative assembly. The assembly--which would probably be appointed at first but eventually chosen by national election--would for the first time in recent years give Saudi Arabia's increasingly restless intelligentsia and business community an official place in government decision-making.
NEWS
August 4, 1990 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia, the petroleum powerhouse that for years has dominated policy-making within the Middle East, suddenly may have to answer to Iraq in everything from oil pricing and production policies to foreign relations--with or without any new military aggression by the Iraqis, regional experts fear.
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